Let's visit Reykjavík City Museum during the autumn break!

20.10.2021 X

Free admission for children and their accompanying adults October 22-26. Please notice that you have to pay for the Viðey ferry, though.

Móðir og börnin hennar tvö á torgi Árbæjarsafns
A mother and her children at the Árbær Open Air Museum

Reykjavík City Museum welcomes families during the autumn break of the primary schools in Reykjavík 22-16 October. Admission will be free on those days for children and adults in their company. However, please notice that the ferry to Viðey is not free.

At Árbær Open Air Museum, families are invited to a light expedition that the museum education has prepared for museum visitors. They search for artefacts, rooms and houses to get to know the museum and the exhibitions better. Settlement horses and chickens are roaming around the museum area, and the toy exhibition "Come and play" and the outdoor play area is in place. The museum is open every day from one to five o'clock.

The Settlement Exhibition invites families on an exploratory expedition around Kvosin area. The tour is available throughout the autumn break. "Time travel around the capital" is a fun walk led by children's book authors Linda Ólafsdóttir and Margrét Tryggvadóttir around the city centre. The walk starts at the Settlement Exhibition in Aðalstræti on Saturday 23 October at 14. Björk Bjarnadóttir, an environmental and ethnologist, will give an exciting talk on the origins of Halloween on Sunday, 24 October at 14.

Reykjavík Museum of Photography invites families to come and see the museum's leading exhibition called "The Return of the King". On display are several passport photos of seventy-year-old men on the one hand and Icelandic flowers on the other. What do these men and the flowers have in common?

The Reykjavík Maritime Museum invites families on an expedition around the permanent exhibition "Fish & folk", which deals with all kinds of exciting sea animals, ships, cans of sardines and much more related to the sea and also what should not be found there. Can you think of something that we have a lot in the ocean but should not be there? The museum is located on Grandinn, right by the harbour in Reykjavík.

Sailing out to Viðey Island is a great way to spend quality time with friends and family during the autumn break. The boat ride takes only a few minutes and is a fun start to a refreshing day out on Viðey Island. The island offers countless fun places to visit and check out. Departure from Skarfabakki pier. Ferry costs ISK 1,700 for adults and 850 for children 7-15 years. Children 6 years and younger sail for free. Reykjavík Culture Cardholders get a 10% discount. Ferry tickets can also be purchased on

Further information about the events can be found on our event calendar and the museums' Facebook pages.